Type Mark Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
World Records 49.59 Jarmila Kratochvílová 26 JAN 1951 TCH TCH Milano 07 MAR 1982
World Leading 2017 51.07 Shakima Wimbley 23 APR 1995 USA USA College Station (Gilliam), TX 11 MAR 2017
World Leading 2017 51.07 Kendall Ellis 08 MAR 1996 USA USA College Station (Gilliam), TX 11 MAR 2017
IAAF World Indoor Championships Record 50.04 Olesya Krasnomovets 8 JUL 1979 RUS RUS Moskva (Olimpiyskiy Stadion) 12 MAR 2006
Area Records - AFRICA 50.73 Charity Opara 20 MAY 1972 NGR NGR Stuttgart 01 FEB 1998
Area Records - ASIA 51.45 Oluwakemi Adekoya 16 JAN 1993 BRN BRN Portland (Oregon Convention Center), OR 19 MAR 2016
Area Records - EUROPE 49.59 Jarmila Kratochvílová 26 JAN 1951 TCH TCH Milano 07 MAR 1982
Area Records - NORTH,CENTRAL AMERICA&C. 50.34 Christine Amertil 18 AUG 1979 BAH BAH Moskva (Olimpiyskiy Stadion) 12 MAR 2006
Area Records - OCEANIA 52.17 Maree Holland 25 JUL 1963 AUS AUS Budapest (Sportcsarnok) 04 MAR 1989
Area Records - SOUTH AMERICA 51.83 Aliann Pompey 09 MAR 1978 GUY GUY New York (Armory), NY 26 FEB 2010
Type Mark Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
World U20 Records 50.82 Sanya Richards-Ross 26 FEB 1985 USA USA Fayetteville, AR 13 MAR 2004

Legend

* Pending ratification.

Mx: mixed gender race.

Wo: women only race.

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